Ditch vs Demilune - What's the difference?

ditch | demilune |


As nouns the difference between ditch and demilune

is that ditch is or ditch can be a trench; a long, shallow indentation, as for irrigation or drainage while demilune is a fortification constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin.

As a verb ditch

is or ditch can be to discard or abandon.

As an adjective demilune is

(of furniture) in the shape of a half-moon, ie semicircular.

ditch

English

Etymology 1

From earlier deche, from (etyl) dechen, from (etyl) .

Verb

(es)
  • Noun

    (en-noun)
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) dich, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (es)
  • A trench; a long, shallow indentation, as for irrigation or drainage.
  • Digging ditches has long been considered one of the most demanding forms of manual labor.
    Derived terms
    * ditchdigger * ditch weed * ditcher * ox is in the ditch
    See also
    * fosse * moat

    Verb

  • To discard or abandon.
  • Once the sun came out we ditched our rain-gear and started a campfire.
  • To deliberately crash-land an airplane on the sea.
  • When the second engine failed, the pilot was forced to ditch ; their last location was just south of the Azores.
  • To deliberately not attend classes; to play hookey.
  • The truant officer caught Louise ditching with her friends, and her parents were forced to pay a fine.
  • To dig ditches.
  • Enclosure led to fuller winter employment in hedging and ditching .
  • To dig ditches around.
  • The soldiers ditched the tent to prevent flooding.
  • To throw into a ditch.
  • The engine was ditched and turned on its side.
    Synonyms
    * abandon * discard * dump * jettison * lose * shed * See also

    demilune

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (of furniture) In the shape of a half-moon, i.e. semicircular.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 9, author=Wendy Moonan, title=Relics of the 19th Century, in a Sentimental Mood, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=A handsome pair of tall, walnut-veneered Biedermeier bookcases from Austria, circa 1835, can be had from Iliad Antik of New York for $95,000, while Clinton Howell of New York has a rare pair of marquetry inlaid demilune consoles that he attributes to the workshop of John Linnell of England, circa 1755. }}

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fortification constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin.
  • (biology) A crescentic mass of granular protoplasm present in the salivary glands.